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International, Politics

Georgeous baby your highness

Georgeous baby your highness

We are in the midst of a highly publicised visit from the Duke, Duchess and George of Cambridge, and despite the growing number of people joining the camp of “who-gives-a-royal-fuck”, the handsome duke and his gorgeous family are leaving in their wake a herd of screaming fans trying to catch a glimpse of them.

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Politics

We talked about Kevin

We talked about Kevin

It was a dark and stormy night. The wind was blowing, rain was pouring and I was going to see Kevin Hague.

by × April 11, 2014 × 0 comments

Politics

Young people’s Jewish problem

Young people’s Jewish problem

I’m sure there’s a perfectly reasonable explanation for this, but crikey. Sort it out young people. This is from the recent Young Nats Ball.

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Politics, Rights

Hey MSD, stopped being dicks

Hey MSD, stopped being dicks

**UPDATE 2** After my gentle provision of another chance for them to reconsider, MSD has decided that they will play nice.

by × April 2, 2014 × 8 comments

Humour, Politics

Blog commenters if their world was real

Facts are Sacred. Comment is (of variable quality)

Blogs were supposed to offer new hope for journalism. The days of the churnalists/repeaters/lamestream media were numbered, to be replaced by the purity and investigative depth of citizen-journalists. 

by × March 28, 2014 × 1 comment

Politics

Me and Ms Collins

Me and Ms Collins

We’re a big fan of Minister Collins. She was the first MP to support us. She wrote the first MP’s guest post for us (get one, get them all!) and though we don’t agree with her politically, she’s always been ready to engage online.

by × March 13, 2014 × 5 comments

Politics

I have a dream

I have a dream

Here’s my own cult of personality (none of this is real):

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Politics

This is Smaug, not smug

Confidence: An ode to Bryce Edwards

Confidence. It’s the jewel in the crown of human behaviour isn’t it?

by × March 6, 2014 × 6 comments

Politics

Mr Ryght: An interview with ACT leader: Jamie Whyte

Mr Ryght: An interview with ACT leader: Jamie Whyte

Jamie Whyte is the new leader of ACT, a party currently polling at 0.4%, this is promising compared to the 0.00% it polled quite recently.

by × February 26, 2014 × 10 comments

Politics

The greatest cultural cringe in New Zealand; or why New Zealand Government Departments shouldn’t make videos

The greatest cultural cringe in New Zealand; or why New Zealand Government Departments shouldn’t make videos

  Hat tip: Laura McQuillan

by × February 26, 2014 × 1 comment

Politics

Free political advice: National Party

Free political advice: National Party

This is the second entry in my free-political-advice series. Today we look at the incumbents, the National Party. Or as I call them “John Key and the suits”.

by × February 19, 2014 × 1 comment

Politics

Free political advice: Labour Party

Free political advice: Labour Party

So it’s election year. And I’m a thoughtful, intelligent, relatively non-partisan kind of guy. So I thought I’d do some thinking about what each party should do in the run-up to the election.

by × February 12, 2014 × 0 comments

Politics

The sisterhood of the racist travelling jacket

The sisterhood of the racist travelling jacket

By Walter Plinge This week Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei played the race card, accusing Corrections Minister Anne Tolley of a thinly veiled racist attack against her for mentioning the cost of her designer jacket.

by × February 3, 2014 × 1 comment

Politics

How’s yer nation?

How’s yer nation?

So we’ve had three states of the nation in the last week. Three. And really they weren’t states of the nation were they?

by × January 28, 2014 × 1 comment

Politics

Ruminator TV: secret National Party 2014 Campaign video

Ruminator TV: secret National Party 2014 Campaign video

In this exclusive leak we’ve been given National’s 2014 Election Video:

by × December 30, 2013 × 1 comment

Politics

Colin and Me

Colin and Me

There is no point retelling the litany of buffoonery that Colin Craig has entertained us with over the past couple of years. He’s admitted using calculated comments to ensure air time and entrench himself as part of the media landscape.

by × December 18, 2013 × 9 comments

Politics

Political Kombat Round 1: The Arts

Political Kombat Round 1: The Arts

Welcome to Political Kombat.

by × December 13, 2013 × 0 comments

Politics, Uncategorized

Political Kombat The Arts: Christopher Finlayson

Political Kombat The Arts: Christopher Finlayson

Chris Finlayson, Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage (and some other things not relevant to this):

by × December 13, 2013 × 0 comments